Pros: well organized, easy bus to the start, inside wait for the start, beautiful lake finish
Cons: some roads were had many potholes
By BC about 2016
By js about 2016
Well-established (36 years), well-supported and organized, slightly downhill, near Lake Michigan (cooler temps)
By dj about 2015
Not the fastest of courses but the north woods beauty makes up for it.
Be conservative for the first 1/2 of the marathon and build during the second half which is the fastest part of the course. Watch out for the 1/2 marathon walkers as they may not be watching out for you and you will catch up to them during your run.